Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Spinach Salad with Miso-Sesame Dressing

We served this salad for Dear Niece's Birthday Party. I was quite surprised at how the different elements worked so nicely together!

The salad consisted of baby spinach, slivers of carrot and bell peppers, and sliced firm tofu. (It has to be firm or extra-firm tofu.)

The key, of course, is the Miso-Sesame Dressing.

To start, the miso. This is the kind we used.

Mix together miso, tahini and rice vinegar. Add just a touch of honey or sugar and some soy sauce to taste. You can add some sesame seeds for crunch, but we didn't have any on hand. The miso itself is already quite salty, but I made the dressing on the salty side especially because it was dressing tofu.

Toss, and that's all there is to it.

I ate just tofu and the dressing together the next day, without worrying about the greens and other vegetables. =)

We're submitting this to No Croutons Required at Lisa's Kitchen. This month's theme is dressing.


  1. what a colorful salad. The miso dressing sound really good to me especially on a hot day like today.

  2. Lovely dressing! I adore miso. Thanks so much for participating. The roundup will be up on Thursday.

  3. Spinach, tofu, miso. Perfect! Can't wait to put this together.

  4. Miso dressing is one of my favorites and it is so easy to make at home.

  5. Mmmm that salad looks good. I need to try some recipes with miso.

  6. What a fantastic alternative this dressing will make to mayo. And vegan too! I can feed it to the monks! :)

    Oooh... afterthought... Is miso vegan? Or is all that fermenting done by animals? Aaaahhhh!!! :)

  7. sounds like a really delicious dressing! This dish is super healthy :)

  8. I love this! Miso is one of the best things ever invented. Have to remember this dressing!

  9. Never seen such a multicultural tub of miso... Japanese, English, and French on the label? Oh yeah.

  10. We're starting to convert our party guests to eat salads, one salad at a time. LOL.

    Oh, all labels in Canada have to have both English and French. Thern I guess the Japanese is there to make it "authentic." Ha.

  11. One of my favourite combinations of flavours!



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